For 137 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 40% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 60% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Rick Kisonak's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Control Room
Lowest review score: 10 Awake
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 137
  2. Negative: 11 out of 137
137 movie reviews
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    By the way, good luck making sense out of the final fifteen minutes. I'd say people were asleep at the wheel on this one but the film is so pointlessly all over the place that I'm not sure there even was one.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Identity steams my broccoli big time and not just because its surprise twist is an insult to the intelligence of every audience member.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The role is ill-suited for Kinnear's talents. Abraham's pacing is glacial, the cinematography is flat, the score by Jill Savitt is suited better to a supermarket and then there's the fact that the climax can be seen coming a mile away. Maybe the biggest, though, is its failure to play fair with the audience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    The film has brief flashes of believability and humor. By and large, though, the script is uninspired, the picture's characters are stick figures, its dialogue is lackluster and the star's performance seldom rises above the adequate.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    To put it in the best light possible, I recommend thinking of Four Christmases not so much as a really short movie but as a very special holiday episode of a sitcom.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 40 Rick Kisonak
    Bottom line: the spectacle he was preparing may well have provided Jackson with the appropriate note on which to close his long, controversial career. This, however, I think even die hard fans will concur, isn't it.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The best they were able to manage, apparently, was a grabbag of spectral sights and spooky touches grabbed from better horror films and a final act that raises more questions than it answers.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    While it fails to shed significant new light on its subject, Gibson's film and the all-Jesus-all-the-time attention from the media it's attracted do tell us something somewhat disconcerting about the state of American culture: That the way to make a religion based on love and forgiveness relevant today is to turn it into violent entertainment.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Rick Kisonak
    The men in this movie are little more than beer ad cliches going through Ford tough motions as though trapped in a bad country music video. There's not a realistic moment or character or performance in the picture.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    I feel guilty and somehow unclean. And all I did was watch it.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Godawful mess.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    It's such a dumb movie, it's hard to believe it wasn't an SNL sketch first.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    Even by Hollywood sequel standards, this is lazily conceived, cynically recycled stuff.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 20 Rick Kisonak
    By far the most appallingly cretinous picture in which Keaton has ever appeared.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is shtick that’s minimally a generation past its expiration date.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    This is a movie that should have a medical warning in its trailer. Caution: viewing may be hazardous to your filmgoing fun; side effects can include drowsiness, irritation and difficulty swallowing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 10 Rick Kisonak
    Down With Love has little to offer besides hip sixties references better films have already made and made infinitely more hip.

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